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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 288 288 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...

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Repeat matchup ends with different results
Last year, the Queen of Peace Lady Wildcats and Our Lady of Hope finished in the top two spots at the end of the regular season, but Hope defeated them in the CYO Diocesan finals. This year, Queen ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manhattan bests other boroughs in tennis challenge
For the second year in row, USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation teamed up to present The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, an adult recreational tournament that began in June. Five teams ...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jockey wins last race of meet to tie for Belmont title
The Belmont spring/summer jockey title came to a thrilling conclusion when Irad Ortiz, Jr. got up in the final jumps of the last race of the meet to tie Javier Castellano at 51 wins. Meanwhile, Tod...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Champions crowned in 2014 Heroes Basketball League
WITH SLIDE SHOW
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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France isn’t the only place hosting a big bike ride
TOUR DE QUEENS
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clearly Now leaves little doubt about his speed
Sets new track record at Belmont
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
Jun 30, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bonnie Brite picks up two wins headed into playoffs
More scores and notes from around the league
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockstock surfs on despite unenforced beach closure
While the waves left something to be desired, the vibes were swell and the water was warm at the eighth annual Rockstock and Barrels Surf and Music Festival on Sat., June 28 at Rockaway’s Beach 90t...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Filly becomes a stakes winner in very first start
AT THE TRACK
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s lacrosse standout named to All-American team
Following yet another record-breaking campaign and culminating a historic four-year career wearing the colors of the Red Storm, recently graduated senior attackman Kieran McArdle has been named a U...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes (Up to 6/14)
17 & Under Samuel & Sons 65 Flint Tropics 39 Samuel & Sons Plumbing used its speed to pull away in the second quarter, going on a 25-5 run. The high scorers for Samuel & Sons were Joe Dibenedetto w...
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Triple Crown drought continues, Tonalist take Stakes
The Triple Crown went unclaimed for a 36th year as Tonalist captured the 146th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday by a head over Commissioner, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes
14 & Under Flushing Express 37 Team Titans 18 Flushing Express entered halftime with a commanding 23-12 lead after pulling away at the start of the second quarter. The high scorers for Flushing Exp...
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Hundreds take part in annual McCarren 5K
Nearly 650 runners lined up bright and early this past Saturday morning on Leonard St. for the third annual McCarren Park 5K. Runners circled the park and neighborhood in the 3.1-mile race, weaving...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernardino Leon, U.N. special envoy for Libya, attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress in TripoliBy Ayman Al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament agreed on Monday to return to U.N.-sponsored peace negotiations one week after pulling out and a delegate from its rival assembly said the talks would resume on Thursday. Western powers see the U.N. talks as the only chance to end turmoil in Libya, where a power struggle between two rival governments and their armed factions risks pushing the North African country deeper into civil war four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Fighting between the two factions has cut into Libya's vital crude exports and has also allowed militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State to gain a foothold in the large desert nation. Forces loyal to Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's internationally recognised government and the elected parliament based in the east are battling Libya Dawn forces who took over the capital Tripoli last summer and set up their own government.


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Chadian soldier poses for picture at front line during battle against insurgent group Boko Haram in GambaruBy Daniel Flynn and Bate Felix N'DJAMENA/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted to press deep into territory controlled by the Islamist group but Nigeria refused to let them. Having defeated al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad's military believes it could finish off Boko Haram alone. In a country proud to be a major African power, it would be an embarrassment to President Goodluck Jonathan as he seeks reelection for a smaller nation to tackle Nigeria's security problems, diplomats say. In their forward base in the town of Gambaru on the Nigeria-Cameroon border, Chadian soldiers displayed dozens of guns seized from Boko Haram and a burnt-out armored vehicle painted with black and white Arabic script.


2015-03-03 03:39:26 -0500

File-This file frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. last April, where a cargo container was packed with 5,000 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday, March, 2, 2015, became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools. (AP Photo/FAA, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.


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